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Oh jeez, Tracer Warning on FA

I have reason to suspect this individual is a tracer. The name is Sullenlust. My otter showed up in traced form on his/her FA page after getting a sex change.

OH WHAT A SURPRISE! THEY DELETED THE ART! That's ok, i saved a copy for my own personal amusement.

here is the art posted by SL: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/1154171/
here is mine: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/1105309/

here is a note I just received while writing this post:

Sent By: SullenLust On: March 17th, 2008 03:41

Sorry about that. I know it was cruel to steal a person's art, without notifying you first off hand. I deleted it and making a new.

So, if you see your art or another artist's art show up here, let them know:


I am not big on vengeance, but I worked hard on that piece and on my art in general and it is irksome when someone can't even ask for permission to trace it for a friend. I could care less if they were polite and let me know as they posted it that the "referenced" my art and linked to my gallery. Imitation is a flattery, but there is a difference between flattery and stealing. If you are going to imitate or trace, at least try to cover your ass and notify the original artist.

EDIT: sullenlust looks like she has cleaned up her act and her gallery, she sent me a note soon after I posted this and apoligized and is going to site her sources. She also removed several pieces from her gallery, I assume to be redrawn, which i appreciate. This has pretty much been resolved, but thanks for commentary and give her the benefit of doubt, I think she is going to try to be honest from now on.
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Mar. 18th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
Interesting that they admit to copying your art, but then the last picture says "another commission for [someone]". And the newer art seems significantly better than the older art.
Mar. 18th, 2008 02:24 am (UTC)
And then in the comments for it:

You might notice this looks like a picture by another great great artist in here... I just wanted the pose of this pic to be like that one in the other picture.. So don't kung fu her now ^^;

I wonder who that other great great artist is. It is a pretty generic pose, but if they linked a picture and said "do it like this one," maybe there's a chance that was traced, too? It's worth a look into, possibly.
Mar. 18th, 2008 03:09 am (UTC)
I know I recognize the picture's pose, but I'm not sure where I saw it either.
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Mar. 18th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
yeah I'm not sure. The thing that made me suspicious about the other art pieces was how the quality of the anatomy jumps up on pieces submitted about a week apart. Not usually something you see unless they are posting old art. No indication of that anywhere on those pieces.
I really don't care how the pieces were reproduced, at least with mine, so few changes were made to the pose that to me, it is blatant copyright violation. Something which, ironically enough, I probably wouldn't have given a rat's butt about has this artist sent me a PM before posting the picture and given me some kind of shout out or acknowledgment in the submission text. I really don't mind people doing this as long as they say which artist/piece they are drawing from.
Mar. 18th, 2008 02:51 am (UTC)
I've talked to her on IRC. She steals pictures from other artist's personas and says it's her char. I confronted her once and she said she had Kougara's permission to use the picture [was giftart for Kougara, I couldn't prove she did or did not have permission].
Mar. 18th, 2008 03:01 am (UTC)
oh wonderful
well, i hope she at least asks me next freaking time she rips something. If not, I gave her a nice rambling warning. Next time I'm going to the mods.
Mar. 18th, 2008 03:07 am (UTC)
Re: oh wonderful
Oops, I meant Lougara [brainfreeze]. I think that's her old char name. I don't remember what she's going by now, Luxari maybe? Something similar?
Mar. 18th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
Re: oh wonderful
isteillia, indeed.
Mar. 31st, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
I know for a fact that you just dislike her
Mar. 31st, 2008 01:44 am (UTC)
Nah, I liked Sully. We've talked in pm. It was Anubis I didn't like. Though I wonder what this has to do with Sully stealing art?
Mar. 31st, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
Err... my bad *shifty eyes... poofs*
Mar. 18th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC)
I am not allowed to view the second link, I'm getting that more and more often lately. All I can see is the first pencil sketch.
Mar. 18th, 2008 08:43 am (UTC)
it's rated mature for boobies, i think. i meant to make a g rated link, sorry about that.
Mar. 18th, 2008 01:05 pm (UTC)
Re: hmmm
lol. I like how they took and made your awesome picture into a guy because, you know. 99% of furries can't appreciate the female form, lmao.

ITS A GUD PIC BUT.. UH ITS A GURL. *Erase* Bwahaha. I can't stop laughing.
Mar. 18th, 2008 07:55 pm (UTC)
yeah, i am amused. i don't draw chicks often, so of all the pics i am more insulted this one was altered. I worked damn hard on those breasts. XD
Mar. 18th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
Re: lol
"lol. I like how they took and made your awesome picture into a guy because, you know. 99% of furries can't appreciate the female form, lmao."

Unless it has HYOOGE boobs and no waist etc.
Mar. 18th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's traced so much as eye copied. If it was traced her lines would look better than grey smudges.

I know I've seen that gryphon in her gallery somewhere before...

Mar. 18th, 2008 07:56 pm (UTC)
i guess you are right, heh! I am also suspicious about the griffin...
Mar. 18th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
Mar. 21st, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
Thirded, though it's gone now.
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